I seem to with names. I'm a self-confessed spell-cop with players names. They aren't that hard to get right and it leaves an unprofessional mark on the information, especially if the media release originates from a professional sports organisation.But who really cares?
Wow - an unprofessional mark!I seem to with names. I'm a self-confessed spell-cop with players names. They aren't that hard to get right and it leaves an unprofessional mark on the information, especially if the media release originates from a professional sports organisation.
The people who compose press releases are professionals in media and marketing. And journalists are media professionals too. It is their job to get names and spelling right. Kind of like how we expect accountants to be able to add up. Yes, it is unprofessional.Wow - an unprofessional mark!
Sounds pretty serious.
I agree that names should be spelt correctly.The people who compose press releases are professionals in media and marketing. And journalists are media professionals too. It is their job to get names and spelling right.
Oh, all agreed. Still and all.....an occasional error is hardly a sign of terrible journalism or toxic unprofessionalism. Mistakes happen, and relatively speaking, mispelling a name, while sloppy, is pretty inconsequential. ...if you want to have a serious discussion about the media's shortcomings, you need to scratch the surface a little more than just seizing on spelling errors.
The people who write the press releases are (or should be) marketing/communications professionals, not "communications shills". I know people who work in this area, who would tear the author of a press release a new one (well, "counsel" them, anyway) for making that sort of mistake, because it reflects on the organisation and it's their job to get that sort of thing right.Also, organisations that put out press releases are not necessarily part of "the media".
The hack that churns out the press release for the MRP is not a journalist. He's just a communications shill. They're not the same occupation.
They're not journalists. They're not part of "the media" any more than someone who works in the press office at Melbourne Zoo.The people who write the press releases are (or should be) marketing/communications professionals, not "communications shills".
That's fine.I know people who work in this area, who would tear the author of a press release a new one (well, "counsel" them, anyway) for making that sort of mistake, because it reflects on the organisation and it's their job to get that sort of thing right.
Again, they're "communications professionals". They write press releases.No, of course it's not the most important media issue. But it's not something you can dismiss by saying that the people who write these things are not communications professionals, because they are (or should be).
Lazy.He reserved his one moment of solemnity for the unfortunate Cameron Stokes, who tore onto the ground to congratulate his teammates but later looked as lonely a figure as one can at a celebration than can never truly be yours.
Very odd phrasing. The word 'forced' seems like a poor choice. Also, he 'forced' the goal with his lack of composure, not after it. The goal itself occured after the lack of composure. This is very confused sentence. Not nearly as confused as the following, however:Five minutes later, seasoned defender Darren Milburn forced a double St Kilda goal after an inexplicable lack of composure seconds before half-time.
Did they just print her first draft by accident or something?Perhaps, despite the fact St Kilda had held the ball less than 50 metres from goal more than double Geelong's efforts in the first half, Thompson kept reminding himself that bad kicking was bad football.
Speaking of destiny? What? I thought you were 'speaking' about Max Rooke's largely irrelevant shot after the siren. That is a bizzare way to begin a bizzare sentence.Rarely has there been a more relaxed shot for goal than Rooke's after his mark taken seconds before the final siren. And speaking of destiny, the 27-year-old said he had consulted a psychic who had told him the Cats would defeat St Kilda for the 2009 flag.
Execrable. Cliche-ridden and actually leaves me feeling like I know less about that game of football than before I read it.Caroline Wilson turned in a pretty terrible piece of witing for today's Sunday Age. This isn't bad journalism of the insidious type, just the lazy type.
But on the same day, they run this piece, evaluating every club's chances of getting Fev:CARLTON Football Club last night remained well aware that Brendan Fevola may still be a Blue next year.
Despite taking the bold move to formally declare the full-forward on the market, it knows that to off-load him in next week's trade period could be akin to delivering on the Kyoto agreement.
In this piece, they basically say he could go anywhere apart from Geelong and Hawthorn. In this piece, they claim he's more likely to go to West Coast, Richmond, Fremantle, Adelaide or Port than he is to stay at Carlton.Who wants Fev? Who is in a position to get him? Who needs him? These are questions on the tip of many a footy fan's tongue. Scott Gullan assesses each club's position.
Polak is 25GRAHAM Polak is still facing the likely prospect of being delisted by Richmond.
Even if the Tigers decide to retain the 29-year-old as a mature-age rookie, Polak must first be cut from the list.
Richmond does not have the option of automatically demoting Polak to rookie status and must redraft him if it decides he is not worthy of a place on the primary list.
Massive error in the context of the storyWhile the Tigers remain non-committal on Polak's future, a delisting is the most likely scenario as the club embarks on a mission of rebuilding based on youth.
I do hope it is full of lies, mistakes and inaccuracies, since the OP asked for:Channel 9 Melbourne AFL reporter Justin Rodski is now writing for The Roar website.
He's written an article on the need for video technology in the AFL: http://www.theroar.com.au/2010/02/16/its-time-to-roll-out-video-technology-in-the-afl/
Do you have any other articles, mistakes, innacuracies or downright fibs you would like to add, if so hopefully you can do so in this thread.
Blues to 'welcome' Fevola back sooner than expectedFooty forums were buzzing yesterday with fans intent on being there to welcome Fevola, although the tone indicated they were not planning a red-carpet homecoming. For some, there will also be a tinge of sadness. ''It's just too soon,'' one poster wrote, adding that it would be like watching your worst enemy (the Lions, courtesy of putting the Blues out of last year's finals) cavorting with your ex-wife (Fevola) in your own bed (Visy Park).
It's just to soon.
It would be like watching your worst enemy (brisbane, considering they just beat us in a final) F*** your ex MRS (fev) in your own bed (visy park)